Stories about Jordan from October, 2008
Palestinian Football History
Palestinians made their own football history, being the only team - in the words of one blogger - with a stadium but no country. It was a day of national pride and despite the setbacks, bloggers hailed it as a day of victory.
Jordan: News Sites Banned in Municipality Offices
Greater Amman Municipality staff will not be able to access news sites from their work computers, reports The Black Iris, from Jordan.
Jordan: Creative Commons Amman Date
Ahmad Humeid, from Jordan, announces: ” Creative Commons is coming to Arabia and they’re holding a lecture in Amman. Creative Commons CEO Joichi Ito will be the speaker.”
Jordan: Qwaider Planet Celebrates
Qwaider Planet kicks off its third year, boosting the number of blogs it aggregates posts from 250 last year to around 400 this year. The aggregator was set up by Jordanian Samer Qwaider, who is also responsible for Jordan Blogs and GirlyGator.
Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah suffers from Blognesia. To find out what that is, click here.
Jordan: An Encounter with a Bisexual in Iran
Jordanian Rami Abdelrahman, who lives in Sweden, posts this fascinating post by a Swedish friend who travelled to Iran on a study visit and his encounter with a ‘bisexual’ tour guide.
Jordan: Dog Attacks Car
Dog attacks car? Karkoor from Jordan links to this story from Australia.
Jordan: Dubai Visa Problematic
From Jordan, Princess N writes about how frustrating it is to get a visit visa to Dubai.
Jordan: Rumours, Gap Year Foreign Students, and Body of Lies
From an innocent murmur to a devastating consequence on the life of an innocent girl, see how rumours can destroy lives in Jordan in this round up of Jordanian blogs by Mohammad Azraq, which also discusses foreign gap year students in Amman and the latest big screen hit Body of Lies.
Jordan: The Fall and Rise of Rainbow Street
Jordanian Roba Al Assi overheard this conversation at her office – about the rise and fall of Rainbow Street.
Jordan: Black is the Colour
From Jordan, Mai Al Shareef [Ar] argues that black is the best colour for the Islamic veil worn by women.
Jordan: Time and Facebook
On the power of Facebook, Loza, from Amman, Jordan, shares this video.
Jordan: Don't Share on YouTube
Jordanian Qwaider writes: “If you have a problem, don't freakin share it on YouTube!” Find out why by clicking on the link.
Jordan: Who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?
Jordanian Ola Eliwat asks: “Do you know who is Abdullah Al Barghouthi?” To find out click on the link.
Jordan: New Blogs on iToot
And Far Away, from Jordan, introduces us to new blogs added to blogging portal itoot.
Jordan: GirlyGator Launched
Jordanian blogger Qwaider announced the launch of GirlyGator – an Arab girl's only blog aggregator.
Arabeyes: Mickey Mouse Must Die..or Maybe Not
Mickey Mouse must die, declared a Saudi cleric in a television interview. Or perhaps that is not exactly what he said. Regardless, the interview found its way to television screens and newspaper headlines around the world and bloggers are at loggerheads with the issue. Did the cleric literally mean that Mickey Mouse must die or was it just another ploy to sensationalise and poke fun of anything an Arab and a Muslim utters?
Jordan: The UN and Israel
Ali, from Jordan, reviews the UN resolutions passed against Israel in this post.
Jordan: Domestic Violence Month Marked
Palestinian/Jordanian Shuger Cuebs says October is Domestic Violence Month in Jordan. “It’s time to speak. Make your voice heard in every possible way. It’s your duty and your right to stand up for yourself and your sisters,” she urges.
Jordan: Fighting Corruption, New York, and the Economic Crisis
From advice from the Danish Ambassador to Jordan on how to beat corruption, to life as a student in New York, to the impact of the global economic crisis on Jordan, Mohammad Azraq brings us the latest buzz from Jordan's active blogosphere.
Jordan: We are ‘Backward’ Because …
“Instead of spending our time on improving our lives, economy, well being and living standards we spend time watching people and what they do and say,” writes Ali, about life in Jordan and the Arab world.